Colorado Springs Juvenile Offense Attorney
- Shoplifting, theft and burglary
- Possession of drugs and underage drinking
- DUI/DWAI and felony traffic violations
- Assault and battery
- Auto theft
- Criminal mischief (damage to property)
Misdemeanor Juvenile Offenses
We work to ensure that your son or daughter does not pay too high a price for a moment of bad judgment. We can often get charges dropped or get our clients into a diversion program that avoids a criminal record. It may be possible for your child to walk away with no long-term consequences, in exchange for restitution, apology letters, community service, classes or treatment.
Serious Juvenile Crimes
An underage person charged with a violent crime, sexual offense or other serious felony may face mandatory sentencing to a Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) facility. As former prosecutors, our attorneys can find weaknesses in the case to gain leverage for a plea to a lesser, non-DYC offense. We make every effort to avoid incarceration and keep the most serious crimes off your child’s record.
What Parents Need To Know
Some parents want their child to “take the punishment” for a juvenile offense so that the youth learns to be accountable for his or her actions. But under Colorado law, parents can be held liable for property damage or restitution up to $25,000 for crimes committed by their children. If homeowners insurance or other liability coverage does not cover the loss, the parent(s) may be personally on the hook.
It is always best to hire a juvenile law attorney for advice on (a) the long-term ramifications for your minor child and (b) any collateral consequences for the rest of the family.
Contact an experienced lawyer who understands the juvenile justice system. We offer a free initial consultation, and you can reach us 24 hours a day. Call 719-227-0007 or send us an email.